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Planning and pre-writing: how important are they?

08/05/2015

Planning  and pre-writing: how important are they? In all facetsof  life, we plan: what to do on weekends, what to cookwhen friendscome to dinner and even, when to do the housework. It is just as importantto plan and pre-write essays. Essay writing follows  a specificstructure:an introductionwith a specificpropositiona,  detailed body with researched evidence, a suitableconclusion. […]

Developing your own ideas and avoiding plagiarism

08/05/2015

Developing  your own ideas and avoiding plagiarism Do you have problems with referencing?  Do you know what you can and can’t copy? Do you know how to synthesise and analyse  your readings? Do you know what constitutes  plagiarism?  Here are some suggestions to help you develop your own academic  writing style and avoid plagiarism. Step […]

Qualities of good academic writing

08/05/2015

Qualities of good academic writing Academic writing is in a class all its own. Many students seem to struggle to write well, but there are a few guidelines that may help you to produce better academic texts. Read on!. ‘Good’ academic writing includes the following essential elements: ■        Use of formal language ■        Objective style […]

Essay writing

08/05/2015

“To essay is to try” Essays must have clear direction for discussion. Beginning with a proposition statement ensures that you have a strong position and argument focus throughout your essay. Getting it right: answer the right question! It is imperative that you answer the question asked in your assignment. Imagine the following is the question […]

Exam success: a practical guide.

08/05/2015

Exam success: a practical guide. Excellent preparation and a strategic approach will ensure exam success. It would be wonderful if we could simply press a button somewhere in our minds and have all the answers to exam questions flash before us. Of course, that is not possible, but it is possible to make sitting for […]

Case studies: analysing and evaluating.

08/05/2015

Case studies tell a story. They set out a situation or actual event. Case study analysis involves reading the story, determining what is happening, finding the problem, and analysing and finding possible solutions to the problem. Why use case studies? Case studies are often used as situational examples to be reviewed and evaluated, to examine […]